A Computer Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of $75,524 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in verilog is associated with high pay for this job.
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$48,776 - $125,764
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MEDIAN: $75,524
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$14.79 - $40.85
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,776 - $125,764  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$0.93 - $25,168  
Total Pay (?
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$41,772 - $126,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $40.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.56  
Overtime
$20.13 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$98.63 - $29,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.93 - $25,168  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,772 - $126,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Computer Hardware Engineer

Computer hardware engineers develop computer hardware and systems, designing products such as computer chips, circuit boards, modems, and printers, among others. They assess the needs of their clients or organization related to computer hardware systems, recommending hardware that will fill that need. Computer hardware engineers create designs for hardware, developing options that include cost estimates and logistical details. During the development process, these engineers analyze and test hardware, helping resolve any problems that arise. Computer hardware engineers must be able to recommend inspections and suggest any modifications that would increase systems' performance. They review systems with colleagues to ensure they meet all relevant specifications and standards.

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Computer Hardware Engineer Tasks

  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,155

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Computer Hardware Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Hardware Engineer at Intel Corporation?

Computer Hardware Engineer in Folsom:
"Trying to be agile within a results-oriented culture."
Pros: Flexibility and the smart people I work with; keeps me engaged in helping the group deliver the best products possible to our customers!
Cons: Working in a big company it is hard to feel like you make a big impact.

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Key Stats for Computer Hardware Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 44%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

verilog
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Board Design / Debug
up arrow 7%


Computer Hardware Technician
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C
0%

C programming Language
0%

National Average
$73,000

C++
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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